It's been 35 years since their debut in Osaka, Japan and this Fall, legendary pop punk queens SHONEN KNIFE will return to North America in support of their latest album release Adventure on Western NY's Good Charamel Records. The 29 date 2016 North American Tour begins October 4th in San Diego and continues through November 14th in New Jersey including a performance at NYC’s The Knitting Factory.
While Japanese culture has seen growing interest in the Western World as of late, SHONEN KNIFE has enjoyed sharing their ever-evolving career for decades, touring the world with rock royalty such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, BMX Bandits and Redd Kross. With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead as well as a well-received tribute to The Carpenters where they covered "Top of the World", Shonen Knife have secured their rock solid cult status as they march into the future.
The 2016 Adventure album release has already seen the band on tours of Europe and Japan with outstanding reviews. Classic Rock Magazine proclaimed, "Cartoony, authentic, moving and daft, and the true heirs to the Ramones, Shonen Knife are just great." MAGNET Magazine added, "After 35 years, Shonen Knife is still firing on all punk-andgarage-infused six cylinders on the girl trio’s new Adventure album."
This Fall's set lists will draw from the band’s entire career, with material from the band’s earliest releases to the edgier sound of today's Shonen Knife.
10/04 San Diego, CA The Casbah
10/05 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Theater
10/06 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
10/07 San Jose, CA The Ritz
10/08 Portland, OR Dante’s
10/09 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
10/11 Missoula, MT Monk’s
10/12 Billings, MT Pub Station
10/13 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/15 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
10/16 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
10/17 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge
10/18 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge
10/19 St Paul, MN The Turf Club
10/21 Columbus, OH The Ace of Cups
10/22 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
10/25 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
10/26 Durham, NC The Pinhook
10/27 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
10/28 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
10/29 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
10/31 New York, NY The Knitting Factory
11/01 Albany, NY The Low Beat
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
11/04 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
11/05 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
11/06 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
11/09 Boston, MA The Middle East
11/10 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar